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12 Moments That Are Basically Buffering IRL

Sometimes it seems the whole world has frozen right in the middle of loading. Awkward.

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1. In the brief pause before a response to your marriage proposal.

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2. When there's no light at the end of the tunnel.

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3. As the waitress breathlessly lists a bunch of specials you're not listening to.

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4. Waiting for the guy ahead of you to just move already. Just. MOVE.

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5. Between the "ah" and the "choo."

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6. During a cold snap that defies any seasonal logic.

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7. At carousel number three after a red-eye.

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8. After the third opening act finishes and before the headliner takes the stage.

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9. When you're waiting "just a moment" for the doctor.

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10. Four hours into your girlfriend's friend's interpretive dance routine.

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11. As the fettuccine stalls on al dente.

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12. Right now. This exact moment right now.

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